WASHINGTON — The federal judge assigned to the upcoming bid-rigging trial against three former UBS Financial Services Inc. bankers has struck down a request to drop all six criminal counts of conspiracy, wire fraud and witness tampering.

Kimba M. Wood, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, also barred from the trial evidence of municipal bond transactions in which the defendants did not break the law, unless such evidence has sufficient relevancy.

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